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The Latest On Wayne Gretzky As A Studio Analyst For TNT

from Andrew Marchand of the New York Post,

ESPN is out on Wayne Gretzky, paving the way for The Great One potentially going to TNT as an analyst for its NHL studio coverage, The Post has learned.

Gretzky’s role with Turner would be akin to Charles Barkley’s on Inside The NBA. If a deal is done, Gretzky, 60, is expected to command in the $5 million per year range, according to sources.

Even in a time when ESPN/ABC is trying to make many of its broadcasters’ contracts more reasonable, it was willing to go to the $2 million range for Gretzky, sources said. The bidding, though, has now gotten too high and ESPN has decided to bow out.

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Gretzky on ice is pure magic.  Gretzky off ice is dull as dishwater.

Posted by dwgs on 05/08/21 at 08:36 AM ET

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I’d rather someone pursue Bowman. He might not have the best personality for TV but the man can talk hockey like no one else.

I agree that Gretzky is dull. Makes me wonder why TV would pursue him. Is name recognition that important.

Posted by evileye on 05/10/21 at 12:41 PM ET

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